A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader
takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.
Lets face it… not everyone is a born leader – but those who can LEAD (and I mean really LEAD) can have a huge impact on the company’s growth and success.
From working with over 100 companies we have noticed the essence of an organization should permeate through all of its leaders – and if it doesn’t, it may be that the wrong people are leading.
With the uprise of Millennials being hired, companies are often on the lookout for ways to strengthen the bones of the company body, hoping to yield happier environments and better results. Leadership, team-building and employee engagement are the forefront of a business leader’s focus.
So why do initiatives like TEAMBUILDING take a backburner?
We are all busy, SO BUSY! Right?
And teambuilding takes time and effort.
When we are helping companies re-engage their employees it only takes a slight change in focus, from the busy-ness of the work day, shifting over to spending maybe 4 hours to plan something like a quarterly event.
Leaders can start to strengthen teams within the organization by doing the following:
Ensuring everyone in the organization has a common goal they can focus on. Maybe it’s making sandwiches together one Friday a month, or a yoga class every Wednesday. Accomplishing something together outside of the work environment builds stronger relationships which enables better teamwork within the organization.
Leadership HAS to be involved. Whatever the event, cause or action is around team-building, the leadership of the company NEEDS to be active and involved.
Define what the purpose is and once you know that, you can measure the results, and fine tune along the way. Maybe the purpose is to create more collaboration, what are some ways you could measure that?
Ultimately, employee engagement, team-building and leadership start from the top down, and the great news is when an organization can accomplish this – the entire team wins.
What does your company do for team-building? Or what do you wish they would do?